Spending warm summer days indoors...

Cross hatchery (how I do what I do!) 

Hello, I've spent the past couple of days sketching away on this drawing, next up is the fun part...adding the cross hatching pen work! 

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I'm going to attempt a colour cross hatching technique using Isograph pens and liquid acrylic inks.  It's a time consuming process but it's one I really enjoy, it's a very relaxing and peaceful way to create my illustrations (apart from when it goes wrong!).    

I'll put a few more posts up explaining the various stages of producing the illustration and hopefully produce a nice new picture in the process. I'm not worried about giving the secrets of my technique away, I'm sure most sensible folks will be outdoors enjoying the lovely summer sunshine! 

The picture is of Woerner's Liquor Store in San Francisco